The Shelby Report: Feds Step Up I-9 Audits – Be Ready

Last Updated on December 6, 2018 by G. T. HR

HR & Benefits News: Feds Step Up I-9 Audits – Be Ready

Editor’s note: HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors.

It’s The Law
“All U.S. Employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens.” U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The 68 percent increase in I-9 audits in the past seven months over all of last year has motivated many employers to get their Form I-9 ducks in a row—or face costly fines, restitution and civil penalties.